Metaphysical Lyrics and Poems of the Seventeenth Century

Metaphysical Lyrics and Poems of the Seventeenth Century : Donne to Butler

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First published in 1921, this anthology has been instrumental in reviving interest in the 17th-century metaphysical poets and in securing for them the high reputation they now enjoy. Included in this representative selection are love poems, divine poems, elegies, satires, epistles and meditations by over 25 different poets. The poems range from Suckling's impish love songs to Donne's holy sonnets, from Marvell's "The Garden" to George Herbert's "Easter Wings". The texts of the poems have now been fully revised with modern spelling, new notes and an introduction by Alastair Fowler.
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  • Paperback | 339 pages
  • 128 x 194 x 24mm | 240.4g
  • Oxford University Press
  • Oxford Paperbacks
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Revised
  • 2nd Revised edition
  • 019282290X
  • 9780192822901

About Herbert J. C. Grierson

Alastair Fowler is Professor of English at the Universities of Virginia and Edinburgh, between which he divides his time. He is the editor of The New Oxford Book of Seventeenth-Century Verse (1992).
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